How To Make Fire
So, you're out camping and you need to figure out how to make fire. Making a fire is quite easy, if you're carting around a pack of matches or some lighter fluid. But, if you're really trying to rough it out there, making a fire can be a hassle. Making a fire requires a decent amount of patience and tools. The good thing is, Mother Nature will supply you with all the tools you need to make a roaring fire. You just need to know where to look. Hey, if cavemen could figure out how to make a fire, you should be able to reproduce similar effects.
What you need:
- two dry rocks
- piece of wood
- dry brush and leaves
- dry twigs
- digging tools
- Getting started. Making a fire from the stuff you find in the woods isn't really an exact science. There are a few ways to attempt to get a fire going. All of these ways have a possibility of working. You need to find which way works for you. Apply some elbow grease and a little patience, and eventually you'll get a fire going. But before you can worry about any of that, you need to dig a pit. Then, layer it with dry brush and leaves. Surround the pit with nicely sized rocks.
- Trying combinations. As stated earlier, there's a number of combinations you can use to start a fire. You can take two dry rocks and strike them near dry brush and hope that a spark ignites the brush. You can rub two twigs together near the dry brush. The only real constant seems to be using the brush to catch the flame.
- A sure fire. Try this. Take a dry piece of wood and lay it flat. Use the sharp edge of one of your rocks to carve out a groove in the wood. Place the brush near the groove. Now take one of your twigs, angle it slightly in the groove. Simply rub the twig as fast as you can to heat up the groove and cause smoke. If you get it hot enough, you can get the brush to catch fire.
- Once it's lit. Once you get the fire going, get it into the pit. The other dried leaves and brush should catch fire shortly. Now you can worry about more important things, like cooking something over the fire.